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US in the dark on doubling in asthma death rates

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1246 (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1246

Death rates from asthma in young Americans more than doubled between 1980 and 1993, the US government reported last week. Black people suffered disproportionately. From birth to 4 years of age and from the ages of 15 to 24, black people were six times more likely than white people to die of asthma in 1993, according …

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